1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2129-11 Aeronautical Engineer

Performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • designs aircraft, aircraft components and support equipment
  • examines aircraft controls, stability and other characteristics in laboratory or flight conditions
  • analyses and solves problems arising from experiments to ensure that aircraft are capable of meeting operational conditions
  • studies airframes under stress conditions
  • supervises the assembly of airframes and the installation of engines, instruments and other equipment
  • evaluates test flights to ensure aircraft conform to specifications and safety standards
  • authorises modifications, repairs and aircraft maintenance
  • consults with other engineers and flight personnel
  • may conduct research into aeronautical engineering

Aerospace Engineer
Avionics Systems Engineer

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